In case you haven’t heard, Tiger Woods won The Memorial Tournament today, ending his so-called “slump.” You could say he did it in fine form from start to finish.
On Wednesday, he played in the Skins Game with Jack Nicklaus, Kenny Perry and Stewart Cink. Tiger had to make a tough birdie putt on the 18th hole to shut down Perry’s chance of winning four skins. What did he do? Dead center cup, of course! Then, a chip-off ensued, where Tiger drained his to win five skins.
In the final round, Tiger made another unbelieveable chip-in for eagle on the par 5 11th hole and he birdied the final two holes. He knocked his approach shot to what looked like about two feet on the 18th.
Would you have expected anything less? Nope. Lest we forget, when Tiger is hot, he don’t stop!
When a friend told me that he was hitting fairways in the first round, I immediately responded, “WOW, that’s something new! He’s going to win.” (I’m a genius!) Yes, the prediction was a bit premature, as there were three more rounds to play. But, generally speaking, he’s not known to excel in this stat. So, I figured if he was striking the ball well, he’d be unbeatable. Indeed, he was.
The guy hit 49 out of 56 fairways for the week – if you do the math, that’s 87.5%!
I won’t attempt to recap his win any further. Instead, I’ll direct you to Shane Bacon’s article over at FanHouse. (He sent it to me before the final group hit their tee shots on the last hole! Impressive.)